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Celebrating Memorial Day 2014 in Nashville

Can you believe Memorial Day Weekend 2014 is here already?  Time to fire up the grill and enjoy some time with family and friends.  But if you’re looking for something to do beyond the traditional backyard barbeque, here are a few suggestions in the Nashville area:

Memorial Day Dash 5K at Herschel Greer Stadium

Date: Monday, May 26

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Greer Stadium 534 Chestnut Street, Nashville, TN

Lace up those running shoes and head out to the Memorial Day Dash at Greer Stadium. For more information, visit Nashville Striders’ website.


Fireworks at Nashville Shores

Date: Sunday, May 25

Time: Dusk

Location: 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN

The fireworks at Nashville Shores are like two shows in one with the beautiful reflections of color on Percy Priest Lake. Fireworks are included with a season pass or that day’s waterpark admission. For more event info, including how to buy tickets, visit the Nashville Shores website.


Fort Negley 3rd Annual Memorial Day Commemoration

Date: Saturday, May 24

Location: 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN

Admission: FREE

Fort Negley Park hosts a family-friendly Memorial Day weekend observance to honor all serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces and to commemorate those who gave the final devotion to their country. The observance also recognizes those who perished building and defending the fortifications of Nashville during the Civil War, including Fort Negley. For more information on this event, visit the Fort Negley information page on Nashville.gov’s Park and Recreation website.